How so? I'm curious.
Without writing a too long self indulgent post (that I am saving for later).
I looked at my companions from the very get go, I looked at how the game started, I looked at what was immediately going on around me in the game, and what a 'level 1' character was getting up to, and then I thought back to the stuff that was more formative for me when I was far younger, and then I compared it, because it had so many call backs, to BG1.
In BG1 your a kid going out and yeah if the dice hate you, you can die before you leave Candlekeep. Depending on your class, its actually not that unlikely at all. You kill some rats, you look for a sword, you get an antidote for a cow, if I remember correctly, you return someone's book, and if you are lucky you break into someone's jewels or steal something from the Inn. Your companions are basic, they are still classes, and fantasy races, but without the story is there really much going on with them?
Then, compare to BG3.
You are flying through the Hells, you have been kidnapped and tadpoled, and you are trying to survive while Fiends fight Mindflayers, and little brains scuttle around fighting Imps. Level 1.
Your companions? Well...without getting into spoilers, this isnt BG1 anymore.
Both are D&D, both are 'Baldurs Gate', and honestly I'm here for all the nostalgia and call backs at this point to the originals, but at this point, the idea that 'Its Level 1, you may die if you stub your toe.' just doesnt need to be what the game is anymore. Embrace the madness.
And give Martials interesting things to do.
I'll eventually, when I finish this game, finish this post in the spoiler thread but yeah, I'm here for the over the top at this point.
"Anyone seen the personification of Nature?" (Yeah, thats right, Gale is missing shoes.)